Thu, Oct 12|
EDI in Action : Inspiring Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) across the Canadian science policy landscape
Join SPE in this panel to discuss how graduate students and early-career professionals from a variety of backgrounds can pursue an alternative path to academia and perhaps a career in science policy and/or government. Thank you to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for supporting this event!
Time & Location
Oct 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
About the Event
Role models and mentors are key to professional development. Through this EDI event, Science & Policy Exchange hopes to inspire graduate students and early-career professionals from a variety of backgrounds who wish to pursue an alternative path to academia and perhaps a career in science policy and/or government. We also wish to bring attention to the challenges BIPOC can face. Finally, we wish to explore the ways in which EDI is being promoted in the field of science policy and the changes helping organizations become more inclusive.
What are the obstacles or challenges faced in working in science policy for the BIPOC community? How is EDI integrated in different organizations across Canada? How can the next generation of researchers, scientists, and students contribute to making their environments more equitable and inclusive?
With the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, join Science & Policy Exchange in highlighting diverse voices working in the Canadian science policy landscape.
Meet the speakers
- Shweta Ganapati - Senior Policy Advisor, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC, on extended leave)
- Chelsie Johnson - Health Emergency Management Specialist at York Region (The Regional Municipality of York)
- Taylor Morriseau - DLSPH Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto/First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba
- Arthi Ramachandran - Polar Science Advisor at Arctic Basecamp
Meet the moderator
- My An Nguyen - VP External Francophonie, SPE
Format: 1-hour moderated discussion, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. This panel discussion will be hosted virtually and we welcome questions in English and in French.